The Serafina: Sin City #4
Taylor Arenas loves her job working for Powers Group and her boss, Hugh Powers, but she’s shocked to learn that Hugh’s partner, Neil Lynch, is embezzling money from the company. While in the bathroom, Taylor witnesses Neil shooting and killing Hugh and she barely escapes the building. Fearing for her life and worried that Neil has the police in his pocket, Taylor takes off for Vegas in the hopes that her old friend Vadim can help her.
When security expert, Roman MacNeil goes to check on Vadim’s house, he finds Taylor passed out in the shower, a bleeding gunshot wound to her side. He’s immediately intrigued by her and after Vadim confirms her identity, Roman is determined to protect Taylor and help her get justice for Hugh. The action continues from there with Katie Reus’s usual flare but I found it slow going through Dangerous Surrender; I’d say I prefer the Red Stone Security series over The Serafina.
I did really enjoy Taylor and all her spunk; she’s outspoken, courageous, and her hacking skills get put to good use in this book. She’s been through a lot and is grieving over the loss of Hugh, who she loved like a father. I wish that we got the level of depth to Roman that we did with Taylor. I felt like Reus just grazed the surface of Roman’s personality and history and we hardly knew anything about him other than his protective nature. I was so fascinated by Roman in the earlier books and was really looking forward to his story, so I was a bit disappointed not to get more in depth with him.
3 out of 5 stars
Bodyguards/Security • In Hiding • Injured • Hackers
A cold-blooded killer wants her dead.
After her friend is murdered right before her eyes, Taylor uses her wits to escape with just a bullet wound, thankful to be alive. But now the killer isn’t the only one after her—the cops are, too, and Taylor’s not sure she can trust them—or anybody else in her life in California. She decides to turn to her old friend in Vegas, racing there with just the clothes on her back, only to arrive and realize he’s off on his honeymoon. Desperate, she breaks in and crashes.
A former Marine is determined to protect her.
When former Marine Roman MacNeil finds a gorgeous stranger unconscious and bleeding in his friend’s shower, his first thought is to help her . . . until she tries to knock him out with a vodka bottle. Lucky for Taylor, Roman isn’t a man who goes down easily. When he realizes the trouble she’s in, he’s determined to protect her—whatever it takes. As they’re thrust into a deadly situation they discover an attraction they never bargained for. But a determined killer is closing in, and time may be running out.